Experiencing Dementia Training

There are places available on the Experiencing Dementia Training as follows:-

Please book places by email to pwbotu@powys.gov.uk or telephone 01597 827507

Date Venue Times
4th July 2017 Elim Church Christian Centre, Canal Road, Brecon LD3 7HL 9.30am -4.30pm
6th July 2017 NPTC Campus, Coleg Powys, Llanidloes Road, Newtown SY16 4HU 9.30am – 4.30pm



Every training course Re-Live design and deliver is experiential. This dynamic and practical way of learning allows trainees to hold on to new information, new skills and build confidence. The training invites trainees to engage with the emotional and psychological experience of dementia, exploring the questions “What if it was me living with dementia, how would I feel, what would I need?” to also encourages trainees to develop compassionate perspectives on dementia, building greater understanding between staff, people living with dementia and family members and explores ways of transforming existing services and moving towards a compassion focused service for people living with dementia and those who care for them.


Key Learning Outcomes

Guide trainees through a series of experiential exercises which provide a unique insight into dementia

Explore the emotional and psychological impact of dementia on those diagnosed and those caring for someone with dementia

Develop trainees ability to empathise with a person with dementia

Provide a space for trainees to share practice and reflect on experiences

Well Done Lilian

Our volunteer Lilian was recently recognised by the ‘Llandrindod Well Done’ awards for her work with Carers.

Lilian has developed the counselling service, first joining as part of her counselling qualification. She continued to provide counselling to Carers after she qualified and as well as providing counselling to carers she leads the team of counsellors across the County.

An article about the fantastic support of the Counselling is in our newsletter!

We are so proud of Lilian and thankful for the commitment she gives and the difference she makes.


Trip Opportunity for Young Carers and their Families!!

We have been kindly offered some spare places on a trip being organised by Createasmile (charity supporting children with ASD/ADHD and SEN and their whole family).  The trip is going out on June 10th and is going to the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley.  Leaving 7.30am and back 10.30pm (via coaches starting from Llandudno Junction and Towyn and calling at Chester and Wrexham).

Young Carers will have to be accompanied by a parent (please note this is not a Young Carers trip and our staff will not be attending).  If you would like to book a place please contact Sharon Lee Bateman of Createasmile directly on 01745 344303 or email her on asd.smiles@yahoo.co.uk

Powys: an exciting programme of events for Carers’ Week 2017

Carers’ Week this year is taking place from 12th to 16th June, and in Powys we are organising a number of event for carers of all ages. Telephone the Credu office on 01597 823800 to book your place for all events.


Parent Carer Pamper Day

Garden Suite, Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod
Monday 12th June, 10.30 – 3.30

A day of pampering and relaxing treatments in the luxurious setting of the Metropole. This event is available to parent carers of children up to 19 years of age and is free to attend.


Planning for the Future – What can you do?

Marlow, South Crescent,  Llandrindod
on Tuesday 13th June, 11.00 – 1.00

Credu Hwb, Machynlleth
on Thursday 15th June, 11.00 – 1.00

Free advice on making wills, power of attorney, advance decisions for care or hospital treatment, what does ‘Do not Resuscitate’ really mean? Solicitors will be there to talk to anyone who would like to find out more. This event is free to attend.

Time for you in Carers’ Week: relaxation and visualisation with Mandy Pearce

Marlow, South Crescent, Llandrindod
Wednesday 14th June, 10.00 – 4.00
The day starts at 10am with coffee and a chat and finishes at 4pm. Lunch will be provided. This event is free to attend.

Trip to the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthenshire

Thursday 15th June (pick up times from Brecon and Ystradgynlais below)
This trip is available to carers and the person they care for. A coach will pick up in Brecon at 9.30 at the car park next to the bus station, and in Ystradgynlais at the bus station at 10.15. Entry to the gardens is free for carers and £6 for others. The coach is free.

Heulwen Trust Canal Boat Trip

Saturday 17th June, 11.00 – 2.00
Open to our carers as well as the people they care for. Leaving from Welshpool.  Bring your own lunch, teas and coffees are provided. This event is free to attend.


Telephone the Credu office on 01597 823800 to book your place for all events.